Feb 20 2015
David Conley Nelson and Moroni and the Swastika: M...

David Conley Nelson and Moroni and the Swastika: M...

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Adolf Hitler’s Nazi government shut down forty-two small German religious sects. An American denomination, however, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, escaped oppression under National Socialism. Unlike persecuted Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other small faiths that suffered severe restrictions, almost fourteen thousand Mormons worshiped without undue hindrance. Mormon leaders resurrected a doctrinal edict requiring deference to civil authority, which the Latter-day Saints had not always obeyed at home or abroad. With a few notable exceptions, Mormons obeyed Hitler’s law and were treated as ordinary Germans. But survival was not enough: Mormons found opportunity under the Third Reich. 

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Dates & Times

2015/02/20 - 2015/02/20

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Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102